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Idaho Sportsman Show Raffle Winners

Posted in Special Events on March 23, 2010 by Greg Harris

Dale Reynolds & Dennis Nunez were the Fly Fishers of Idaho raffle winners at the Idaho Sportsman Show held on March 4 – 7.  We want to thank everyone that purchased a raffle ticket and/or stopped by the booth during the show.

Dennis and his father stopped by the booth and joined FFI during the show.  At the same time they purchased a couple of raffle tickets.  Dennis won the “Big Fish” that is adorned with flies tied by or purchased by members of FFI.  We would love to tell you how many flies were actually on the “Big Fish”, but we couldn’t get anyone to actually sit down and count them all.  All we can say is that Dennis should have enough flies to get him through the next year or two and in about any kind of fishing situation.

Dale Reynolds won the Sage Z-Axis four piece, five weight rod with a Greys reel and additional spools.  Dale and his family decided to join FFI when they came to pick up their prize during the March FFI meeting.

Congratulations to the winners and we look forward to seeing you all at the Sportman Show next year.

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Wild Trout & Clean Water Rally – February 25

Posted in Special Events on February 22, 2010 by Greg Harris

Everyone loves to talk about protecting the resource for future generations and allowing our kids a chance to chase native fish, well here’s your chance to do something about it.  Please take a minute to read the release below from the Sierra Club, Idaho Rivers United, et al about Bull Trout protection proposed by the US Fish & Wildlife Service and how you can support them.

“Bull trout, an Idaho native, are threatened with extinction.  The US Fish and Wildlife Service released a revised critical habitat rule for bull trout that would protect thousands of miles of rivers and lakes in five states of the Pacific Northwest.  The Sierra Club, along with our conservation partners, supports the FWS proposal because it will help protect our healthy rivers and forest habitat, clean drinking water and wild trout.  The bull trout is well known as an indicator species of the larger negative effects from climate change on fish habitats and what is good for bull trout is good for other species like cutthroat trout, rainbow trout, salmon, steelhead, birds, and wildlife.

Boise is the ONLY scheduled public hearing.  Activists from all over the country are looking to the people of Idaho to come out and support this historic protection of fisheries of the northwest. Please make it a priority and come!

Please attend our WILD TROUT AND CLEAN WATER RALLY at 6:15pm at the Boise Centre, the hearing will follow.  We’ll have fish theatre, “fish sticks”, music and more.  Bring the kids and the whole family!  They’ll have a blast.

And at 7:00pm, we’ll move inside for the official hearing where you’ll be able to comment about your support for clean, cold water. This is a very important event to protect our lakes, rivers and aquatic wildlife. Please come of February 25th!

Thanks for caring about our rivers and questions contact Jessica at (208) 384-1023 or Jessica.ruehrwein@sierraclub.org

Some additional things that you can do today:

1. The most important thing you can do is attend the Trout Rally at 6:15 this Thursday.   Spread the word. Use Facebook to invite your friends.

2. Volunteer at the Grove on Feb. 25. Shifts start at 3:30, 5:30 and 6:45. Work includes gathering petition signatures, helping with displays and directions.

3. At 7:00 p.m. on Thursday testify at the hearing. Everyone has a chance to make a short comment.

4. Submit comments in writing by March 15. Visit www.sierrasportsmen.org for talking points and details.

5. Write a letter to the editor of the Statesman supporting the FWS proposal and promoting healthy rivers. This needs to be done very soon. 200 words or less to editorial@idahostatesman.com

For More Information:

State-by-state descriptions of the proposed critical habitat units, maps, photographs, general biological information and other materials relating to the proposed rule may be found at the US Fish & Wildlife’s bull trout website (link).

Bull Trout Flyer

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2010 Fly Fishing Film Tour – February 20

Posted in Special Events on February 11, 2010 by Greg Harris

The Drake Magazine Fly Fishing Film Tour presented by Costa returns to Boise’s Egyptian Theatre on February 20 with a fresh new line up of films.  Extended features, exclusive content, and world wide destinations will all be on the big screen for one night only.  Not only do you get a chance to check out some of the hottest new fly fishing films there are also gear giveaways, free swag, and a chance to win a trip of a lifetime from Yellow Dog Fly Fishing Adventures.

Discounted tickets (cash or check only) can be purchased at Idaho Angler, the local supporting sponsor for the 2010 Fly Fishing Film Tour.  Idaho Angler will also be hosting a pre-party starting at 4:30pm at the shop.  This is a great opportunity for you to hang out with fellow fly fishers, enjoy a few appetizers, and enter their raffle for a cool prize.  All proceeds from the raffle will benefit Casting for Recovery.

For more information or to purchase tickets online please visit http://www.flyfishingfilmtour.com .

The details

What: 2010 Fly Fishing Film Tour

Where: Egyptian Theatre

When: Saturday, February 20, doors open at 6:30pm and the films start at 7:00pm

Fly Fishing Road Show & Tying Seminar – Feb. 13 – 15

Posted in Special Events on February 11, 2010 by Greg Harris

Jack Dennis & Phil Rowley will be presenting the Fly Fish Road Show this weekend (February 13 & 14) from 9:00am – 6:00pm.   They will also be doing a Fly Tying seminar on February 15 from 8:00 – 6:00pm.  Both events will be held at the Cambria Suites Boise Airport (2970 W Elder St).

Below is an excerpt about the Road Show:

“…Give us a weekend and we and we will help get rid of those winter blues and show you what you’re missing. Jack Dennis and Phil Rowley will be presenting teaching seminars on how to improve your fly fishing skills. A variety of subjects will be covered including streamer fishing, matching the hatch, Euro nymph fishing, fishing lakes and many more. On both days there will be different programs throughout the day. Each program will be less an hour with a break.”

Click the link below for more details or go to www.jackdennisflyfishing.com.

Boise Fly Fishing Road Show

February FFI Updates

Posted in Fish Outs, General, Meetings, Special Events on February 11, 2010 by Greg Harris

Just as the temperatures are starting to heat up outside so are things at FFI, we have a number of events,activities, & changes to update you on.  Below are a few of the highlights:

  • The 2010 Fish-Out schedule has been released.  Please click here to check it out.
  • The password to access The Flyline & the fishing buddy list has changed.  Members who have paid their 2010 dues have been e-mailed the new password.  If you haven’t received the new password and you have paid your 2010 dues please shoot me an e-mail.
  • Our next FFI meeting will be on Thursday, February 18th in the Trophy Room of the F&G headquarters.  Tying will start at 6:30 and the regular meeting will start at 7:00.
  • The Fly Fishing Film Tour will be in Boise on Saturday, February 20th.  The doors open at 6:30pm at the Egyptian Theatre.  Discount tickets can be purchased at Idaho Angler.
  • We are looking for volunteers to man the FFI booth at the Sportsman’s Show that will be held on March 4 -7.  If you can help please shoot us an e-mail with the days & times you would be available.  At our meeting on 02/18 we will review the schedule and lock down times.
  • We will also need your help with gathering enough flies to fill up our “Big Fish” that is raffled off at the Sportsman Show.  Please bring any flies that you would like to donate to the meeting on 02/18.
  • Due to a scheduling conflict with F&G our March meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 16th in the auditorium at the MK Nature Center.

We also have two new members on the FFI board of directors.  Arvis Haskins & Don Sulgrove have agreed to serve on the board.  They will be filling the seats previously held by Paul Axness & Duane Treat.  Please join us in welcoming Arvis & Don to the board and thanking Paul & Duane for all they have done for FFI while serving on the board.

Free Fly Tying Class

Posted in Special Events on December 18, 2009 by flyfishersofidaho

Here is a great opportunity for either beginner fly tiers or to brush up on your tying techniques. Lifetime FFI member Leon Doar will be offering a free fly tying class to FFI members starting in February.  The class size will be limited to five to ten people so sign up early.

Class Details

Date: Begins on Wednesday, February 3 and will run every Wednesday thereafter for five to eight weeks

Location: Idaho Fish & Game HQ (600 Walnut St, Boise in the lunch room adjacent to the Trophy Room)

Class size: Minimum – five / Maximum – ten

Additional details: First night will be orientation and details on materials/tools that will need to be purchased (estimated at $50.00)

Registration: You must register prior to the course.  Please call Don Sherron @ 577-0543 to register

If you need any additional information please e-mail us at flyfishersofidaho@gmail.com.

The Flyline & Upcoming Events

Posted in Fish Outs, General, Meetings, Special Events on September 10, 2009 by flyfishersofidaho

The September issue of The Flyline is now available.  Please click here to view the latest issue.

There is a lot of great stuff coming up over the next week.  Please note these dates.

9/12 – 9/13:  Owyhee River Fish-Out

9/12:  Boise River Sweep (pre-registration is required) – click here for more information

9/15:  Rivers of a Lost Coast showing at The Flicks – click here for more information

9/17:  FFI September members meeting